Friday, November 23, 2007

Great Idea for Leftover Turkey


I guess these are a tradition here in Pennsylvania. I had them at a luncheon the other day and they were really good and I thought it maybe helpful for some ideas for all that leftover turkey.

Oven Baked Turkey Croquettes

Thick Cream Sauce
4 Tbsp Butter
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1 cup milk

Melt butter oven medium heat. Add flour and seasoning; blend. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture is very thick.

Croquettes:
2 cups chopped turkey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp parsley
1 c thick cream sauce
1 c fine bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten with 1 TBSP water
1/4 cup butter

Mix ingredients in order given except for bread crumbs, butter, and egg mixture. Shape into 6 to 8 croquettes. Chill. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place shallow baking dish with butter into oven to melt. When butter is hot, dip croquettes into crumbs, egg, and again in crumbs. Then place in pan, rolling to coat all sides with butter. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown and crisp.

4 comments:

Christie K said...

I thought this was a little salty. So you may want to omit some of the salt products.

Trevlyn said...

Sounds super yummy! Thanks for sharing - can't wait to try it!

MarySue said...

I need to know what shape to make a croquette please. "...amphibious landing shape". What show is that quote from....laughter galore.

christie k said...

I made mine (and previously had them) in an squashed ball shape,about the size that would fit in the palm of your hand.